Hey SSB Fam! Happy Sunday!
Friday, I came home and turned on some music and just laid there. Who else has days like that? So I’m in the dark, in my bedroom laying down and a song called Look Up Child came on by Lauren Daigle. I was so inspired by the following lyrics.
Lately God has been speaking to me about doubt, worry, anxiety and fear. It’s so real out in these streets! Those are real feelings, so God doesn’t want us to hide them or pretend like they don’t exist. Feelings aren’t sinful, but they are indicators and gives us a heart check. Are we really seeing God through what we’re facing? I believe sometimes in those times we forget the attributes of God.
We sometimes forget that God is Sovereign. He is the supreme authority and all things are in His control. It is one is the most crucial factors in Christian theology. God is all all-powerful and all-knowing (Psalm 147:5, Psalm 90:2). All things are caused by Him or allowed by Him for His own purposes and through His perfect will and timing.
So the thing that didn’t happen yet, he knows. That set back that you just went through, he knows. The thing your killing yourself wondering if it will happen or not, it will be done according to His will. God will never delay a process or withhold something unless their is a purpose. As Christians, we must trust God’s sovereignty by submitting all thoughts, actions and attitudes to His plans.
God Gives Us Wisdom
We sometimes forget that God gives us wisdom. We sometimes have anxiety or fear because we don’t know what to do or unsure of an outcome of a specific situation. If you’re like me, you probably do way more thinking than praying! I’m sure we can all pray more than we currently do. I can go on and on about verses regarding wisdom, but the following scriptures say it all. James 1:5 says “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” Also Proverbs 2:6 states “For the Lord gives wisdom;from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.“
The times when I try to be self-reliant does nothing but drain me. When we accepted Christ, we stated that we wanted him to be the Savior of our lives. What exactly did he save us from? Being in bondage of sin, but also he saved us from ourselves. We are sinful people who usually don’t make the right decisions at times. We seem to think to ourselves that we have all the answers, but we really don’t. If God is to guide our lives, we have to constantly ask for guidance and wisdom because He knows best.
YOU are chosen
We sometimes forget that we are we are chosen people. Personally, I am always attacked about my identity. I am not “good enough” or well versed enough to do things for the kingdom. It used to make me extremely insecure. I truly had to remember my identity is in Him and that I was chosen. From when we accepted Christ (John 6:44) to now he’s been working out our salvation. God chose us. John 15:16 states “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”
Truth is, you were never “good enough”. It was never your merit that allowed you to have a relationship with Christ. He chose us because of His love. Walk in authority of that.
We sometimes forget that we are not alone. As long as we are receptive, He is guiding us through His spirit (Romans 8:14), His word (2 Tim. 3:16) , wise counsel and prayer. As Christians, we can sometimes feel alone and lost. No, our God does not sit on the sidelines just chilling lol! Trust His guidance and timing by being receptive to whatever it is.
Keep fighting daily.